American Republic Fellowships

Made possible by a generous grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Center for American Political Studies offers Dissertation Research Fellowships on the Study of the American Republic.  Eligible applications must contain dissertation topics with a direct engagement with the history, principles, and politics of the American Republic.  These fellowships are inclusive to students inside the field of political science as well as History, English and American Literature, Philosophy, American Civilization, Sociology, Economics, Anthropology, and others - whose presence would enrich the collective discussion of enduring political, historical, and philosophical themes of the American Republic.  Relevant themes include (but are not restricted to) the politics, history, and philosophy of the American Founding and the Early Republic, the political philosophy of republicanism (particularly as applied to the United States), the Civil War and its legacies, the politics of slavery and abolition, and political institutions in the United States.

Click here for the CAPS Study of the American Republic application guidelines.

Applications for the Fellowship must be submitted via CARAT application by Friday, Feb. 11, 2022. No applications will be accepted after this deadline. 

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